arm·​rest ˈärm-ˌrest How to pronounce armrest (audio)
: a support for the arm

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That means many travelers won't be able to fit in their seats and will spill over to the armrest. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2023 Mercedes-Benz previewed this idea back in 2019 but never brought it to a production car, leaving the warmed armrest first seen on the S-class cabriolet in 2007 as the last major innovation in heated cabin surfaces. Mike Austin, Car and Driver, 5 Jan. 2023 With a sturdy wooden frame and a pretty cushioned armrest, the sleeper sofa also has a bit of stylish flair. Sanah Faroke,, 31 July 2021 The Pinnacle trim essentially upgrades the second-row seats with an Executive package, an MBUX tablet and wireless charging in the middle armrest, and more comfortable headrests. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 6 Sep. 2022 Otherwise, there is a well-padded armrest in the middle seat back, with integrated cupholders that pop out the front. James Morris, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 The wide armrest on one side acts as an extra side table, and the ottomans conveniently nest underneath when not in use. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Feb. 2023 The range-topping Pinnacle Trim adds executive 2nd-row seats, and a luxury armrest with wireless charging starts at $110,190. Michael Harley, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2022 The middle row—this one has the fold-down armrest with the tablet for controlling the infotainment system, but not seatback screens. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 4 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of armrest was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Armrest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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